Home accessories with a nautical flair.



Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

For absolutely everything "Freshwater Decor" head to Anchor Cottage. Located in Uptown Suttons Bay Michigan, Anchor Cottage carries Pine Cone Hill bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, Emma Bridgwater tabletop, Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath. Gifts and antiques with a nautical flair. We do special orders and shipping all over the United States. E-mail us at shop@anchorcottage.net. Can't wait to hear from you!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nashville Lights

I have a darling little daughter-in-law who took me out to see the city lights.

The Nashville Socialite started us off at the Party Fowl for hot chicken. It was delicious!

Then over to the Pinewood Social. What a great place to meet.

It was a comfortable venue to have a coffee or cocktail, sit in comfy chairs and talk. We played Jenga!! They also have a bowling alley and dinner.

Next stop was the City Winery with the best Merlot and Truffle Frites. The view was fabulous.

Little Miss Nash, for short, is the most fun hostess ever.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Leaving The Winter Mind Frame

Colorful sailboats would be a pop of nautical color at your beach home.
Found on caronsbeachhouse.com
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Monogrammed Mint Chain Length Enamel #Bracelet | Marley Lilly
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I love this classic sailing art print.
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Sandy Little Christmas Pillow: Coastal Home Decor, Nautical Decor, Tropical Island Decor & Beach Furnishings
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In my mind I am sea-side, in reality, I am in the shop.
 Half price on Christmas Decor Thursday,
Friday and Saturday.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December Projects Down In The Holler

Steve put the 1973, Volkswagen engine hood up over the door to my shop to keep the drip line from dripping on the back of my neck. We purchased the hood, complete with license plate, in Bay City Michigan.  

We have a 1985, GMC tailgate lying in the weeds....just thinking!

I climbed the ladder and hung Sunflower Seed bags on the wall in my studio.

I don't have quit enough bags saved to cover the whole wall.

I like the graphics of the different sunflowers using the same green, yellow and red ink on brown bag or white.

Last season, at Anchor Cottage, I had customers asking for book cases. 

So Steve built one! The backside will have a board. 

This is the front side of the unit. I like the molding detail. I also like the color of green, one more coat of paint should do it.

Two dozen, white felt stars to grace the christmas tree.

It's a beautiful Saturday morning in the Holler! The sun is shinning! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

View From Steve's Phone

The color of the day.

Black and white.


A dark room landscape.

Adding more gel tones.

Every coated branch.

Captured in season.

Framed in a pane....

...a hint of green...

The quiet before the storm.

Steve is baking a Pumpkin Pie, as I type the blog. We decided to eat our Thanksgiving feast over a three day period staring with today!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Suttons Bay Open House Sunday

Come out today in the pouring rain.

The store is warm and cozy.

Fluffy robes and pajamas.

Spark up your three season porch for the company overflow at Thanksgiving.

Fabulous rug patterns under foot!

Time to get the china out for the holiday suppers.

Set the table pretty.

Save a space at the table for that special guest.

The bar is set for a toast to happiness!

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

The children want to sit at this table.

After a long day of company and delicious food....

This Sunday is Suttons Bay Village Open House, come on in, I baked Ginger Snap cookies for you.